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Overview

University-owned Adobe subscription licenses are assigned to Adobe ID user accounts. The University manages the Adobe licenses. The users manage the Adobe IDs.

Purchasing:
Each Adobe subscription requires a unit purchase and is co-termed to an annual cycle of June 27th thru the following June 26th. The estimated cost of a 12-month subscription is listed on the software request form. The initial purchase cost is pro-rated to the remaining months in the term.

Usernames:
Adobe ID usernames are assigned to SIU email addresses such as:

  • someone@siu.edu
  • someone@alumni.siu.edu
  • someone@foundation.siu.edu
  • someone@siumed.edu
  • someone@dailyegyptian.com
  • someone@wsiu.org

Passwords:
Adobe ID passwords are managed by users and are not synced with SIU email passwords.

Single Sign-On (SSO):
Adobe Teams licenses do not support Single Sign-On (SSO).

License Activation:
Sign in the Adobe ID to activate an Adobe subscription license on the device.

License Deactivation:
Sign out the Adobe ID to deactivate an Adobe subscription license on the device.

Activation Limit:
An Adobe subscription license allows one person to use the product on up to two devices in different locations. Before activating on a third device, sign out the Adobe ID on one of the first two devices.

  • 2 campus offices in different buildings
  • 1 campus office plus 1 remote office
  • 1 campus office plus 1 research lab computer

Install a Creative Cloud App

1. Open Adobe Creative Cloud: Open the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app.

2. Sign In: Sign in the Adobe ID and select the Southern Illinois University – All Campus profile. If not prompted to select a profile, then sign out the Adobe ID, see Turn Off Automatic Profile Selection, and sign in the Adobe ID again.

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App – Sign in
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App – Enter your password
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App – Select a profile to sign in

3. Install an App: Go to the Apps menu, browse the desktop apps catalog, and click the Install button next to an app included in the subscription plan.

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App – Install Acrobat

Uninstall a Creative Cloud App

1. Open Adobe Creative Cloud: Open the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app.

2. Sign In: Sign in the Adobe ID and select the Southern Illinois University – All Campus profile. If not prompted to select a profile, then sign out the Adobe ID, see Turn Off Automatic Profile Selection, and sign in the Adobe ID again.

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App – Sign in
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App – Enter your password
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App – Select a profile to sign in

3. Uninstall an App: Go to the Apps menu, browse the desktop apps catalog, click the ellipsis (…) next to an installed app like Acrobat, and select Uninstall.

Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop App – Uninstall Acrobat
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